HP register their domain name and Trojan Horse Mebroot/Sinowal is first discovered.All on today’s On This Day from TEST Huddle.
1986 – HP register their domain name
HP.com becomes the ninth dot-com domain to be registered.
2008 – Trojan Horse Torpig/Mebroot/Sinowal
The trojan horse known as Torpig, Mebroot or Sinowal, is first discovered. The trojan deactivates anti-virus applications on Windows machines and then installs a backdoor and malware and steals confidential data. Up to November 2008, Torpig was responsible for stealing the details of over half a million bank accounts. The trojan was described by some news outlets as “one of the most advanced pieces of crimeware ever created”.